If you are a fan of Instagram, you’ll know the phrase 'a pop of colour' well. It’s very often a hashtag on the daily challenge pages and can completely transform a room with one simple addition. As our house is mostly white sprinkled with black, a little bit of colour in each room makes all … Continue reading Just add a little pop of colour – a budget makeover for any room
While I always knew about my love of all things white (see previous blogs) and my bias to many things black (I rarely have a car in any other colour), it was Instagram that made me realise that monochrome was my thing! This summer we will be embarking on a kitchen overhaul and as a … Continue reading Monochrome
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know that during my childhood in the 70’s and 80’s, my parents grasped all the modern ways they could afford. This included what we then called technology but what we now call ancient! The ultra modern Trimphone! First of all there was a telephone. Not just … Continue reading Technology, it’s all relative
Eating from slates (and other nonsense). As you might have already gathered, I’m a big fan of plates - the good old fashioned eating platform with a slight lip to assist with gravy and other jus. A round, porcelain plate is something that has developed and refined over thousands of years. Square plates are something … Continue reading It’s official, I miss plates.
One of my friends recently asked me if I was a collector. It took me a few moments to respond and eventually I said ‘yes, stationery’. My stationery obsession is something that’s been with me since I was a child. Then (and now) I could be left in the stationery department of a shop and … Continue reading Collecting
If you could build your dream house in the next 7 days, what would it look like? Good question eh? This is something I think about... probably a little too regularly! When I chat with friends, I sometimes bring up this subject and I absolutely love that everyone has a completely different idea. Some want … Continue reading If I could build my dream house….
Garden goals It’s that time of the year when I think I’m proud of my garden and then I look at Instagram... Blimey, there are some seriously impressive green spaces out there and the irony is that that some of them are not actually very green. I am green with envy!We have a small garden, … Continue reading How Green is your Garden?
I absolutely love old industrial style objects. I love looking at things and working out how to use them differently or display them. Last month I spent weeks working out what I could use as plant pots -something that would fit in my milk bottle holder. I looked around the house, around the office, around … Continue reading Repurpose and reuse
Joining Instagram back in 2017 was mostly for a bit of personal entertainment but I very quickly got sucked in - it was like a huge vortex of beautiful interiors. After a while I linked it to my Facebook and Twitter accounts and sometime after that I realised that most of my friends and family … Continue reading Instagram. Love it or hate it?
When did my obsession with the colour white start? I can specifically date this back to the first time I watched John Lennon at his white piano in the ‘video’ – a word not used much these days - to promote Imagine. Amazing words, amazing melody but those white walls! - The white walls! The … Continue reading White